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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Middle school result

The Rundlett Middle School boys’ basketball team lost to Salem, 39-33. Tyler Bruns scored a game-high 17 points, and Matt Burke added eight points. Curtis Stadnicki did a nice job controlling the game and distributing the ball.

St. Paul’s result

The St. Paul’s School girls’ varsity ice hockey team opened its season with a shutout win over Holderness, 6-0. Bridget Carey (two goals, assist) led the attack, while Miriam Eickhoff, Shayna Tomlinson, Caitrin Lonergan and Maddie Crutchfield all found the net. Tomlinson, Crutchfield and Jenna Rheault had assists. Goaltender Caroline Kent got the shutout.

Tilton result

The Tilton School varsity boys’ basketball team (1-1) defeated Brimmer and May, 89-66. The Rams fell behind early but pulled ahead right before halftime and never trailed again. Jon Joseph led the team with 25 points and 11 assists, while Terance Mann grabbed 12 rebounds and had five assists. Franklin Porter (15 points), Steven Bush (15), John Witkowski (13) and Cam Durley (10) all scored in double figures.

CCHL results

Buffalo Wild Wings remained unbeaten in its last five games with a victory over Windmill, 9-6. Mike Richard led the charge for BWW with four goals, while Ryan Williamson and Travis Banga each added a pair. Windmill was led by Gavin Faretra with two goals, and defensemen Bill MacDougall and Nick Lacasse also scored.

∎ Cheers stormed past Cimo’s, 10-3, as Corey Lacroche and Cam Heath each scored hat tricks for Cheers. Cimo’s was led in defeat by Phil Lacasse, Tom Carroll and Matt Nadeau, who all found the back of the net. Cheers goaltender Mark Crowley was stellar, stopping 32 of 35 shots.

CHS wrestling

The Concord High wrestling team is selling gold cards to raise money for the wrestling program. If you would like to purchase one or make a donation, please contact Ham Munnell at 568-0300.

Meetings

John Stark Regional High will hold its winter sports parent/athlete meeting Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. After a brief presentation by the athletic director, parents and athletes will be sent to classrooms to meet with the coach. All athletes and at least one parent/guardian are expected to attend. If you cannot attend, you must contact your child’s coach to make alternate arrangements.

Concord High winter sports Meet the Coach Night is scheduled for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Team photos will be held Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at CHS.

Tryouts/registrations

Concord High winter tryouts are as follows: Alpine skiing Monday 3 p.m. in Room E3; Nordic skiing Monday 3:15-5 p.m. at Memorial Field; Ski jumping Monday 3:45 p.m. in CHS gym foyer; Girls’ basketball in the CHS gym Dec. 2 freshmen 3:30-5 p.m., sophomores/juniors/seniors 4-6 p.m., Dec. 3 all players 6-8 p.m., Dec. 4 freshmen 3:30-5, JV/varsity 4-6; Boys’ basketball in the CHS gym Dec. 2 freshmen/sophomores 6-7:30 p.m., juniors/seniors 7:30-9, Dec. 3 freshmen/seniors 3-4:30, sophomores/juniors 4:30-6, Dec. 4 TBA; Cheerleading Dec. 2-3 and 5-6 3:30-6 p.m. in Rundlett multi-purpose room; Boys’ hockey Monday and Tuesday 3:55-4:55 p.m., Wednesday 1:20-2:20 at Everett Arena; Girls’ hockey Wednesday 3:55-4:55, Nov. 29 3:55-4:55 at Everett Arena; Indoor track Dec. 2 3 p.m. at CHS Main Street

Hillsboro-Deering High School has winter sports tryouts set for the following dates, times and locations: boys’ basketball Monday in the gym at 2:40 p.m.; indoor track Dec. 2 at the school at 2:40 p.m.; and Alpine skiing Monday at the school at 2:40 p.m. All athletes trying out must either have a physical already on file with the school nurse, or they must have a current physical for 2013-2014 ready to turn in to their coach. Any athlete who does not turn in a physical or have one on file will not be allowed to participate until doing so.

Rundlett Middle School first day of practice/tryouts will be Dec. 2, for wrestling (from 3:45-5:45 in the NAR) and Nordic skiing (3:30-5 in Room 508, and cheering 3:30-5:30 in the MPR).

Coaches needed

Concord High School has an opening for a boys’ freshmen basketball coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301, or email: smell@concordnhschools.net.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2013-14 school year: JV softball, JV girls’ lacrosse and JV boys’ lacrosse. Send a current résumé, letter of interest and three current letters of reference to Mark Searles, Athletic Director, John Stark Regional High School, 618 North Stark Highway, Weare, NH 03281 or via email at mark.searles@sau24.org.

Pittsfield Middle High School Athletic Department has the following anticipated coaching positions open for the 2013-14 school year: girls’ middle school basketball, boys’ middle school baseball, boys’ JV baseball and girls’ varsity softball. Previous experience playing and or coaching is preferred but not required. Contact Jay Darrah, Director of Athletics, at jaydarrah@pittsfieldnhschools.org. Send a letter of interest, résumé and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St., Pittsfield, NH 03263.

Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancies for 2013-14: varsity girls’ softball head coach and JV girls’ softball coach. Apply online at hdsd.org and attach a letter of intent, résumé and three letters of reference. Contact Jim O’Rourke, Hillsboro-Deering High principal, at jorourke@hdhs.k12.nh.us with any questions.

Special Olympics New Hampshire is looking for a practice coach to run the Young Athletes Program for the Concord community. It is a volunteer position for someone with a passion to work with children ages 2-7. Practice sessions follow the school calendar and are held weekly for 60 minutes and include activities created by specialists from the fields of special education, physical education, adaptive physical education, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Contact Bill Jones at BillJ@sonh.org or 624-1250, ext. 33.

Camps/clinics/lessons

Tri-Town Ice Arena in Hooksett is offering ‘learn to play hockey’ classes. Cost is $159 for 20 on-ice sessions, that also includes a free public skating punch card valued at $60. Contact the arena at 485-1100.

Hitting clinics will be held at Concord Sports Center Saturdays through Nov. 30 from 9-11 a.m. Cost is $35 per session. Contact Russ Saucier at Russ.saucier@me.com, or call 944-6445.

Basketball clinics for boys and girls will be held at NHTI’s Wellness Center gym as follows: Dec. 1 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (grades 3-8). Contact NHTI Athletic Director Paul Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu or call 271-6484 ext. 4209.

UNH gymnastics program will hold its annual “Meet the Team” Dec. 7 at Lundholm Gymnasium. The 1 p.m. exhibition performance will be followed by a youth gymnastics clinic at 2:30 p.m.

Andover Outing Club is looking for prospective ski jumpers ages 7 and older to participate in the club’s ski jumping program this winter. The program normally starts in the second week of December on gentle slopes. Kids need only bring regular skis and a helmet. A waiver must be signed before practicing, but kids can try it without paying. Cost for the whole program is $100 to AOC for equipment ($75 for additional family members) and $65 to Proctor Academy. Practices are Mondays and Tuesdays from 4-5:15 p.m. Meets are on Saturdays and/or Sundays starting in January. Email Tim Norris at tim@proctornet.com with questions.

Hockey Winter Mentor Camp will be held Dec. 30 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Laconia Ice Arena. The camp includes two on-ice sessions (9-10:30 and 1:15-2:30), one dryland session and video skating analysis (11-noon) as well as pizza lunch. Cost is $100. Visit ScoringConcepts.com.

Tennis lessons for ages 10-under are being offered the Racquet Club of Concord. The club is also offering a Stroke of the Week for adults Mondays from 6-7 p.m. Call 496-4267.

Soccer clinics put on by Seacoast Express United and the YMCA of Concord will be held at the YMCA: Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (through Jan. 14), U15-U18 boys and girls; Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (through Jan. 15), U4-U10 and U10-U12 boys and girls; Fridays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (through Jan. 17) U11-U14 boys and girls. Cost for all programs is $65 for YMCA members and $85 for YMCA non-members. Register at seacoastunitedexpress.org.

Fly tying classes will be starting Jan. 7, hosted by The Basil W. Woods, Jr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Beginner (six weeks) and intermediate (five weeks) classes will be 7–9 p.m. at the Passaconaway Club on Garvin’s Falls Rd. in Concord. Materials will be provided as well as vices and tools as needed. The cost for the beginner’s class is $50 and the intermediate class is $75. See www.concordtu.org. The classes are limited to 15 students on a first come, first served basis. Students under the age of 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Events

Concord basketball is holding open gym time for CHS students planning to participate in basketball this winter on Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The open gym includes weight-room access.

Open gym for girls’ high school basketball players in the area will be held at Concord High School on Sundays from 4-6 p.m. Open gym is an opportunity for girls to shoot around as well as play in pick-up games. Open gyms will run through November. For more info or questions, contact Coach Achilles at mike_achilles@comcast.net or 860-1873.

Pickleball will be played weekly on Tuesdays from 3-5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon at the new Heights Community Center. Cost is $2 and all equipment is provided. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Dave Stevenson at 225-5207.

FLY FISHING GUIDE and author Marla Blair will be speaking about “The Hatch and Body Language of Trout for Choosing the Right Patterns,” today at 7 p.m. at the Society for the Protection Forest, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord. The event is open to the public and admission is free and is presented by the Basil W. Woods, Jr. chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Beaver Meadow Golf Course will hold a Turkey Shoot Saturday, with a rain date set for Sunday.

Basketball tournament, the Andover Lions Club’s annual Christmas Tournament, will be held Dec. 26-27 at Proctor Academy. There are still openings for one boys’ team and one girls’ team. Contact Dick O’Connell at xlpdroc@metrocast.net or call 934-0245.

Players needed

Lakes Region Women’s Hockey Club has openings for women age 21 and older. Games are Tuesday nights at the Laconia Ice Arena from 8:15-9:45 p.m. Full equipment is required, but no experience is needed. Contact Sara Rosenbloom at sararosenbloom@hotmail.com, or call 528-6393.

New England Ravens baseball team, based out of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, is looking to fill a couple of open roster spots for its 2014 season. The team is registered as underclassmen, so high school players are eligible. The team is under the direction of FPU Head Coach Jayson King. All program coaches are high school, college coaches and/or former MLB organizational players. Contact Jim Coppo at 209-2664.

Youngsville’s Granite Heat AAU baseball teams are looking for 13- and 14-year-old players for each respective team. Interested players should email info@youngsvillebaseball.org for more information and/or a tryout.

NH LIGHTNING 12U, a competitive ASA softball team based in Concord, is looking for a couple of players to complete its roster for the 2013-14 season. Contact George French at georgefrench@tds.net.

TEAMS NEEDED

Proctor Academy needs one boys and one girls team for the middle school Christmas basketball tournament at the school Dec. 26-27, sponsored by the Andover Lions. Contact Dick OConnell at 934-0245.

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